Dark of the Moon - Black IPA - All Grain Beer Kit - 5 gal

Dark of the Moon - Black IPA - All Grain Beer Kit - 5 gal

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Beer Style: With the prominent hop character of an IPA and tamed roastiness reminiscent of a German Schwarzbier, this "Black IPA" has moderate bitterness and a very dark brown color.

Dominant Ingredients and Characteristics: Midnight Wheat  provides black color without a harsh astringency to avoid overpowering the citrus & pine aromatics of the Cascade & Chinook hops.

Brew Day: 5 - 6 hours
Total Days from Brew Day to Drinking
If Bottled: 3 - 5 weeks
If Kegged: 2 - 4 weeks


Consider The Ideal Environment For This Beer

Fermentation: 58 – 72° F
Bottle Conditioning: 60 – 70° F
Keg Conditioning: 32 – 45° F
Storage and Drinking: 32 – 55° F

Our Dark of the Moon Black IPA homebrew kit is an extension of the very successful recipe we published in 2011. This version incorporates a new grain from Briess Malting, Midnight Wheat, which provides a black color without imparting a harsh roasted bitterness which would overpower the aroma of the citrusy Cascade dry-hop. Black India Pale Ale, also called Cascadian Dark Ale, is a style which dates back to at least the 1990s and in recent years has seen a large boost in popularity due to its prominent hop character and tamed roastiness reminiscent of a German Schwarzbier. At a gravity of 1.065, the resulting ale will end up around 6.5% ABV with a moderately stiff bitterness at 50 IBU and a very dark brown color with ruby highlights around the edges. A hefty but lush ale you will enjoy in place of the ubiquitous American IPA.

  • OG: 1.065
  • ABV: ~6.5
  • IBU: 50
  • SRM: 30
  • This kit contains all the ingredients you'll need to make five gallons of beer. You will be following a two stage fermentation system using a plastic bucket as a primary fermentor to contain the beer until heavy foaming ceases. The beer is then siphoned into a secondary fermentor, a five gallon carboy where the beer stays until fermentation is complete.

    Be sure you have all the equipment below before getting started. We carry everything you'll need to get brewing.

    How to Use

    Equipment Needed:

    • 5-Gallon wort production system of your choice.
    • Plastic bucket (primary fermentor) of at least 6 gallon capacity and a lid.
    • A 5 gallon bottle (secondary fermentor).
    • Fermentation lock and stopper.
    • Siphon assembly and bottle filler.
    • 55 twelve oz. Beer bottles, or an equivalent amount of larger cappable bottles.
    • Bristle bottle brush, Cleaner, such as TDC, and Sanitizer, such as BTF Iodophor Sanitizer.
    • LCD Sticker Thermometer for Fermentor
    • 5 lbs. Light Base Malt
    • 5 lbs. Dark Base Malt
    • 1 lb. Dry Rice Extract
    • 0.75 lb. Midnight Wheat Malt
    • 0.25 lb. Extra Dark Caramel Malt (Caramel 120)
    • 0.5 lb. Dark Caramel Malt (Caramel 80)
    • Brewing Salts
    • Whirlfloc Kettle Fining Tablet
    • PicoZinc™ Beer Yeast Nutrient for 5 Gallons
    • .75 oz. Magnum Hops
    • 1 oz. Cascade Hops
    • 1 oz. Chinook Hops
    • 5 oz. Corn Sugar for priming
    • 1 Pack Safale S05 American Ale Yeast
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